Emily Reese Feature Archive

Composer Mike Raznick used a mix of live performers for the steampunk game, 'Spate'. (05/01/2014)
On today's Learning to Listen, you'll meet three of choral-loving Classical MPR staffers as they talk about their choral-music journeys during Voices of Spring, our month-long celebration of choral music on Classical MPR. (04/28/2014)
Emily Reese, host of Top Score, recently spent a weekend in Boston with 70,000 video game enthusiasts at the PAX East Conference. In this week's episode of Top Score, Emily Reese shares some of her experiences and fun finds from PAX East. (04/24/2014)
Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602 - ca. 1676-78) was a Benedictine nun in the early Baroque who wrote wonderful music. Hear music she wrote for Easter performed by Magnificat on today's Learning to Listen. (04/21/2014)
Composer Joel Corelitz just received a BAFTA nomination for his score to <em>The Unfinished Swan</em>. Baroque-inspired sounds accompany the artful tale. Hear our conversation on Top Score from Classical MPR. (04/17/2014)
In celebration of choral music month, hear great choruses from the stage and screen on this week's Learning to Listen. (04/07/2014)
As you sail around the Caribbean on your ship in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, your crew sings sea shanties to pass the time. (04/03/2014)
In an era where women were kept out of the spotlight, Clara Wieck Schumann had a successful career as a pianist and composer. Hear her music and story on today's Learning to Listen on Classical MPR. (03/31/2014)
Writer Ricky O'Bannon talks about counterpoint in the context of video game music. (03/27/2014)
Johann Sebastian Bach continues to inspire generations of composers more than 300 years after his time. Hear straightforward arrangements of Bach's music as well as some less familiar music inspired by Bach on today's Learning to Listen. (03/24/2014)
Composer Luc St. Pierre wrote a dark and ambient score for "Thief", focusing on the shady personality of the protagonist, Garrett. Emily Reese talks to Luc St. Pierre on this week's Top Score. (03/20/2014)
Nadia Boulanger and her sister, Lili, made a notable impact in classical music in the 20th century; Lili for her compositions, and Nadia for her teachings. (03/17/2014)
Video Games Live just released its third studio album. Co-creator of VGL, Tommy Tallarico, talks about the music. (03/13/2014)
The transition from Baroque music to the Classical era didn't happen right away, but was ushered in thanks to a small handful of composers living in Northern Germany. Hear examples of Baroque music compared to the style known as "Empfindsamkeit" on today's Learning to Listen. (03/10/2014)
Christophe Heral and Billy Martin collaborated on their second Rayman game: Rayman Legends. (03/06/2014)